Optoma PK301
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Optoma PK301

A 4 year old and expensive to run 3000:1 WVGA (854x480) data projector
3,000 WVGA (854x480) No 29dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma PK301 Review

With good reviews and features, we have scored the Optoma PK301 as follows for Summary.
27 Reviews
Good Features
3 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 66%, based on 27 reviews. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and good picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Quite long service life of lamp
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

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Optoma PK301 In-Depth Analysis


Poor Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including Trusted Reviews and have rated this multimedia projector on average 60%. It seems that data projector experts really don't rate this Optoma projector very highly.

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User Reviews Are Average

Users have rated this projector on average 79 out of 100.

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Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,395 expert and owner reviews (including 366 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Three customers considered that the product was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two people considered that this projector had good picture quality.


WVGA (854x480) Resolution

The Optoma PK301 has a WVGA (854x480) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma PK301's noise level of only 29dB is quite quiet compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma PK301 of 3,000 is fairly standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 27% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma PK301's projector brightness of only 100 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 3% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Optoma PK301's service life of lamp of 20,000h is in the longest 8% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma PK301 has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma PK301 has a handheld remote control. 79% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma PK301 has a card reader integrated, unlike 95% of multimedia projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Optoma PK301 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports 3GP, AVI and 7 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Optoma PK301 is more than most multimedia projectors. This projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors. The video formats supported "AVI", "3GP", "MOV", "M-JPEG", "MPEG", "MPEG4", "H.264" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the PK301 in October 2013.

Product Identifiers


00745449822362, 00796435411725, 00796435417857, 00796435421601, 00796435421823, 05053460985313, 05060059044627

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